Cobscook Bay State Park

Dennysville, Maine

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Cobscook Bay State Park comes the closest of any park in this book to providing the remote, oceanside, wilderness feeling of island camping without requiring you to actually travel to an island. You’ll find numerous waterfront sites here, all of them spectacular and dramatically beautiful. Because there are so many of them, you have an excellent chance of scoring one of these pristine sites. When you do get a waterfront site, you’ll bear witness to the extreme tidal swing in this area. In fact, the name Cobscook is from the Maliseet and Passamaquoddy dialect for “boiling tides.” The change in tidal depth runs from 24 to 28 feet! Be extremely careful if you venture out onto the mudflats at low tide to dig up some clams (which is perfectly legal, by the way—up to a peck a day). When the tide turns, it comes racing in.
Best Tent Camping: New England

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Best Tent Camping: New England

by Lafe Low (Menasha Ridge Press)

Cobscook Bay State Park comes the closest of any park in this book to providing the remote, oceanside, wilderness feeling of island camping without requiring you to actually travel to an island. You’ll find numerous waterfront sites here, all of them spectacular and dramatically beautiful. Because there are so many of them, you have an excellent chance of scoring one of these pristine sites.

When you do get a waterfront site, you’ll bear witness to the extreme tidal swing in this area. In fact, the name Cobscook is from the Maliseet and Passamaquoddy dialect for “boiling tides.” The change in tidal depth runs from 24 to 28 feet! Be extremely careful if you venture out onto the mudflats at low tide to dig up some clams (which is perfectly legal, by the way—up to a peck a day). When the tide turns, it comes racing in.

© 2012 Lafe Low/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Dennysville
Campsites: 106
Season: May 15–Oct. 15
Local Maps: Cobscook Bay State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Cobscook Bay State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

8/1/2009
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This is a nicely wooded, quiet and extremely well maintained campground. Experienced the quiet and beauty of camping but with the convenience of being just up the road from the center of Camden, ME. A few of the choice tent sites (esp 22) were a bit washed out in rain but nothing too terrible. Great hiking and kayaking opportunities are available also.



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